BSc (Hons) MSc PhD
Hazel's research demonstrates a concern with effective process diagnosis for the management and monitoring of spatially and temporally complex fluvial systems. Continuing research interests include identifying on-site and off-site impacts of soil erosion hazard, particularly those associated with the rapid clearance of dispersive soils in the Mediterranean context; and the challenge of science translation for risk communication. She is responsible for the coordination of FHRC's team of researchers on the EPSRC-funded Flood Risk Management Research Consortium (FRMRC phases 1 2). Hazel remains active in research publication in her primary research field of soil erosion in Mediterranean environments, and is involved in European soil erosion research (e.g. the EU's Co-Operation in Science and Technology workshops, COST 623 634).
Hazel's teaching on the Master's programmes is focused around Sustainable options for Environmental Management, and in particular the societal and climatic constraints on societal development. As the FHRC 'link person' with HSSC, Hazel would like to expand Flood Risk Management as an area of teaching interest at Master's level to complement the School's existing portfolio.
Roles and Responsibilities Hazel joined the Centre in July 2004 as Senior Research Fellow and was promoted to Reader in September 2006 and Professor in 2010. She is responsible for the coordination of FHRC's team of researchers on the EPSRC-funded Flood Risk Management Research Consortium (FRMRC), organising the Centre's meeting on Environmental Hazards and Risk Communication at the Royal Society in May 2006. Hazel also jointly co-ordinates the Centre's ESRC/NERC-funded transdisciplinary seminar series related to Channel Restoration in Contaminated Urban Settings (CROCUS), Hazel remains active in research publication in her primary research field of soil erosion, and is involved in European soil erosion research (eg the EU's Co-Operation in Science and Technology workshops, COST 623 634). She was appointed to full membership of NERC's Peer Review College in 2005.
Curriculum/subject area MA/MSc programme in Sustainable Environmental Management MA in Sustainable Development.
Current work administrative and professional duties/roles Master's level programme leader.
Postgraduate Supervision Hazel supervises two PhD students. Diana Hammond, who is registered at the centre, is exploring the potential for the use of rainfall-runoff models in LIFE-score ecohydrological models.
Research Hazel was appointed to full membership of NERC's Peer Review College in 2005. She is on the Management and dissemination Committee of the FRMRC, and is on the Editorial Panel for the Journal of Flood Risk Management. She has over 30 refereed publications in the above fields
Selected recent refereed publications
Chilton S., Faulkner H., and Zukowskyj, P.M. 2008. Moderating accurate topographic EDM survey with expert-derived planimetric geomorphological information: a case study mapping soil pipes, Mocatan, SE Spain Journal of Maps, v1(1-10).
Scholes,L. Faulkner, H., Downward S., and Tapsell, T. 2008. Urban Rivers as Pollutant Sinks and Sources: a Public Health Concern for Recreational River Users? Water, Air, Soil Pollution: Focus. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11267-008-9178-6
Faulkner, H. 2008 Connectivity as a crucial determinant of badland geomorphology and evolution. Geomorphology 100(1-2) 91-103.
Faulkner H., and Ball, D., 2007. Prologue: Environmental Hazards and Risk Communication. Environmental Hazards Special Volume. Environmental Hazards (doi:10.1016/j.envhaz.2007.08.002)
Faulkner, H., Alexander, R and Zukowskyj, P.M. 2007. Slope-channel coupling between pipes, gullies and tributary channels in the Mocataacute;n catchment badlands, SE Spain. Earth Surface processes and Landforms 32 (doi: 10.1002/esp.1610).
Faulkner H, Parker D, Green C., Beven K. 2007. Developing a translational discourse to communicate uncertainty in flood risk between science and the practitioner Ambio 36 (7): 692-703.
McCarthy, SS., Tunstall, T., Parker, D., Faulkner, H., and Howe, J. 2007. Risk communication in emergency response to a simulated extreme flood. Environmental Hazards, 7(3): 179-192.
Faulkner, H., 2007. Improvements to the dispersion status of piped soils following reworking and stabilisation by vegetation. Catena 70(3): 410-415.
Romero-Diaz, A. Marin Sanleandro, P, Sanchez Soriano, A., Belmonte-Serrate, F., Faulkner, H., 2007. The causes of piping in a set of abandoned terraces in SE Spain. Catena 69(3): 282-293.
Piccarreta, M., Faulkner, H., Bentivenga, M and Capolongo, D. 2006. The influence of physico-chemical material properties on erosion processes in the badlands of Basilicata, Southern Italy. Geomorphology 81, 235-251.